Infinite Care Toowoomba aged care facility, Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Infinite Care Toowoomba aged care facility, Thursday, January 10, 2019. Kevin Farmer

Toowoomba aged care facility in lockdown

INFINITE Care Mount Lofty has gone into lockdown after a "small number" of staff and residents contracted gastroenteritis.

In a media statement, Infinite Care said the community was "currently experiencing an outbreak of gastroenteritis that is impacting local aged care facilities".

"Infinite Care Mt Lofty has in the last week been impacted with a small number of staff and residents contracting the virus," the statement said.

"The residents have been very well cared for by the dedicated team at the facility and all are recovering very quickly."

The company said it had employed its standard protocol and has been actively liaising and working with the Public Health Unit to ensure the containment of the virus in its facility.

"Such protocols have necessitated that the facility is closed to visitors and non-essential service delivery," the statement said.

"Measures of this nature are always taken in the best interest of residents wellbeing and are not unusual practices for such restrictions to be put in place in such vulnerable communities.

If you are a visitor to aged care facilities and feel unwell or are recovering it is important that you refrain from visiting to protect residents from any increased risk."

Since Infinite Care opened its doors earlier this year it is building an enviable reputation for its high standards of clinical care.

The facility has provided more choice in residential aged care for the Toowoomba community.

At all times Infinite's priority is the care and wellbeing of its residents.


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